They feel like no one understands what they have been through when they return home. Veterans also tend to stay in combat mode even after the war ends, which could lead to violent behavior at home. War veterans are misunderstood when they return home because they never leave combat mode and people do not understand their war experiences. The book the Odyssey is the story
Bertrand Russell once said, “War doesn’t determine who’s right, only who’s left.” The Vietnam War was one in particular where soldiers often struggled with who the enemy was. War is too often thought of as something to be won, but this novel reveals it is simply something to be survived, and the shell of a person that is left will not be the same one that walked into battle. That is a jarring reality very prominent in Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers. It is a lesson soldier Richard Perry learns all too well on his journey from innocent young boy to Vietnam veteran. Very early it is made clear that Perry is not just a new soldier, but is in a place that can and will change him forever.
He got disability and social security for six years until he stopped getting checks from social security because there were supposedly numerous unskilled one handed jobs. It was situations like this that made Vietnam veterans feel unappreciated. The veterans from World War II were welcomed with open arms while the Vietnam veterans were denied social security. Black veterans who came back home were not treated with the respect and dignity that they deserved. First lieutenant Archie Biggers was treated differently by the black community because he was an officer.
Veterans and our soldiers are coming home from war or getting out of the military and when they get home they can’t afford rent or they have a mental disease from war. Homeless veterans tend to experience homelessness longer than non-veteran homeless. This should not be happening to our soldiers. This is very undesirable for our troops to come home and becoming homeless. They fight for our freedom and our rights and we repay them by becoming homeless.
Investigations concerning what happened in My Lai were misleading and superficial, and the info was suppressed. Americans at home really didn 't know what was going on in Vietnam and what they did know, made it seem like we did nothing wrong. In Dear America we lost the public 's support when information about what was actually happening was released. This is when citizens really started to disagree with the government 's choices and with us being in Vietnam. There started to be protesting and there was a huge diversity within the different groups of people.
Not only did they kill but also soldiers raped younger women in the village or mutilated innocent citizens bodies. The rampage continued until according to the United States 347 civilians were murdered. According the Vietnamese, the massacre killed 504 innocent villagers. The madness stopped only with the help of pilot Hugh Thompson. Hugh was part of the group of soldiers who were present, but he did not participate in the killing.
What has distinguished Vietnam veterans from most of their predecessors is that the public 's detestation of the war seemed to be directed onto them, as if it was their fault. Thus they did not return as heroes, but as men suspected in participating in shocking cruelty and wickedness or feared to be drug addicts. The combination of society rejecting them, the government ignoring them, and their families not understanding to them, caused Vietnam veterans to self-destruct both mentally and sometimes physically.
William Timothy O’Brien was born on October 1, 1946. As a young man he rallied against the Vietnam war. However sometimes later he got the draft notice. He was torn between going, therefore leaving his convictions aside; or deserting and face the embarrassment he would cause to his family, friends. He decided to go, and fought in the Vietnam war.
“Not a tear in his eye,” said Andy… (p.7). This likewise occurred during the interrogation when they at the police station. Every time Arnold was queried, his responses were blunt and short which again shows very little emotions. Therefore, the sheriff concluded that Arnold did not feel anything about Eugie’s death. Furthermore, Arnold’s family had become distant from him, therefore he has no reason to show his emotions anymore, however, when he finally attempted to show and discuss his feeling about the situation to his mother, she rejected him.
The Europeans had brought various diseases with them across the sea like smallpox, influenza, typhus, measles, malaria and more. The natives never having past exposure to such diseases, died in the masses due to their bodies not having any defense against them. Cows, pigs and other livestock were able to transfer diseases to the Europeans. Although since Europeans have been domesticating such animals for thousands of years, they simply grew immune to theses diseases and infectious epidemics on grand scales likelihood grew smaller and smaller from it. But for the Natives, they never had livestock nor large mammals like horses of pigs ever.
The My Lai Massacre, a tragic event during the Vietnam War, which left many people dead. U.S. soldiers in Charlie Company brutally killed the majority of the population of the South Vietnamese village of My Lai in March 1968. Many innocent civilians were killed or violated by soldiers with no consideration whatsoever (Martin). The soldiers in Charlie Company did not report the details to their superiors and left the details up to their Lieutenant Calley. The Charlie Company released to the press that in the My Lai Massacre event only 128 Viet Cong lost their lives.
Zamperini also endured years of alcoholism and PTSD from his time as a Prisoner of War before his religious awakening. An account of his life after the war stated, “After the war, Zamp was reunited with his family. On the surface, everything seemed normal - until something upset Louie. Then his long-building frustrations came to the surface, shocking those who loved him. Adjusting to civilian life was difficult.
In Soldier from the War Returning, Thomas Childers writes that “a curious silence lingers over what for many was the last great battle of the war.” This final battle was the soldier’s return home. After World War II, veterans came back to the United States and struggled with stigmatized mental illnesses as well as financial and social issues. During the war, many soldiers struggled with mental health issues that persisted after they came home. While fighting in combat, soldiers often developed a fatalist attitude towards their lives allowing them to accept their death as fate; this attitude led to a sense of detachment that was tough to kick even when they returned to safer environments. A quarter of soldiers were diagnosed with neuro-psychiatric
The soldiers, the country and the families of all the men in the war were all impacted by the war and especially by PTSD. PTSD is a really big anxiety problem that develops in some people 's minds after seeing people die or witnessing harsh things.This war was not like any other war; this war was not even planned out. After the war, a lot of men did not get the health care they needed even though they should have been guaranteed care with full insurance for both physical and emotional needs. During the Vietnam War, the emotional impact to the soldiers resulting from PTSD often having a tragic ending for those who served. Before identifying PTSD, “Nostalgia” was the term used to define a condition characterized by melancholy, incessant thinking of home, disturbed sleep or insomnia, weakness, loss of appetite, anxiety, cardiac